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Hiring Help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FranklinTNmower, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. FranklinTNmower

    FranklinTNmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Does anyone have ideas on good resources for labor? What is the prevailing hourly wage?
  2. horseman201

    horseman201 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I live about an hour form you and I was paying $8 per hour last year. I went through so many employees at $6-$7 per hour I thought it was worth the extra money to keep a good employee. A good weedeater man is hard to find that is a true American.
  3. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I don't pay any less than $10 per hour. Even at that I can't find good or even acceptable, help.
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    I know minimum wage is probably a lot less where you guys are, but here with minimum wage being $7.92, it takes a lot to keep a guy on a maintenance crew. I've seen help wanted ads that are advertising anywhere from $11 - $14 an hour depending on experience. I work in a restaurant part time and make $8.25 in wages but if you factor in my tips it's around $15 an hour, so hiring help out here is really, really expensive.

    Our landscape crew gets $9.50 an hour starting out with zero experience and $10.50 after the first year.

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